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Bertrand Russell Visiting Professorship (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy, McMaster University

Job category Visiting fellowship / Professorship / Fixed term
AOS Open
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number 44230
Location Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Start date September 1, 2022, or January 1, 2023
Job description

Reposting with an extended deadline.

The Department of Philosophy invites applications for a Visiting Professorship in Russell and the History of Analytic Philosophy for 2022-2023. McMaster University houses the Bertrand Russell Research Centre and the Russell Archives, and is a central hub for research on Russell's philosophy. This Visiting Professorship is primarily intended for scholars whose research would benefit from access to the Archives for an extended period. Applications will be considered from established scholars as well as those at an earlier stage in their career who have a strong research project that would benefit from access to the Archives.   

The Visiting Professorship is tenable for either one or two semesters. The Visiting Professor’s duties include presenting at least one paper in the Philosophy Department's Speakers Series and teaching one fourth-year undergraduate course (open to graduate students) or a graduate course, preferably on the history of analytic philosophy (although a different topic may be agreed upon with the Chair of the Department of Philosophy). The stipend for teaching the course is up to $17,983.00, depending on rank, in accordance with the standard schedule for overload teaching.  We have extended the deadline for appllications for this positon to May 31, when review of applications wil commence.  

How to Apply:  
Applicants must submit their application through the University’s electronic portal at www.workingatmcmaster.ca/careers/ (Job 44230). Please include a CV together with a description (up to two pages) of the research you propose to conduct at the Russell Archives.

Queries should be addressed to Dr. Mark Johnstone, Chair, Department of Philosophy at [email protected]

To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens.  Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship, however, all applications must include one of the following statements:

Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada

No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada

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The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity and inclusion, who will contribute to the diversification of ideas and perspectives, and especially welcomes applications from indigenous (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) peoples, members of racialized communities, persons with disabilities, women, and persons who identify as 2SLGBTQ+.

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How to apply
Application type Online
Faculty positions, position number 44230
Web address to apply https://hr.mcmaster.ca/careers/current-opportuniti...
Deadline for full consideration: May 30, 2022, 11:59pm EST

(applications under review)

Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Web address for more information https://philos.humanities.mcmaster.ca/
Contact name Mark Johnstone
Contact email
Contact phone +1 905-525-9140 ext. 23461
Time created May 2, 2022, 4:01pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date October 26, 2022, 7:23pm EST
Expired on October 26, 2022, 7:46pm EST
Last updated December 26, 2022, 3:00pm UTC
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